AIN Air Transport Perspective » November 12, 2010

November 12, 2010 - 9:01am
FlyDubai COO Kenneth Giles accepted delivery of the first Boeing 737NG equipp...

Boeing delivered the first 737NG with the new Sky Interior cabin to FlyDubai on October 27. It was the airline’s 10th 737NG of a firm order for 50.

November 12, 2010 - 8:57am
Some of the 102 Airbus airplanes ordered by China Aviation Supplies Holding C...

While Boeing lays claim to the status of “China’s leading supplier of passenger airplanes,” Airbus certainly proved itself a worthy competitor for that title last week, as it inked contracts for 102 airliners from China Aviation Supplies Holding Company (CAS). The business included new firm orders for 50 A320-family jets, six A330s and 10 A350XWBs, while the parties confirmed an earlier order for 36 A330s.

November 12, 2010 - 8:53am
Authorities discovered one of two explosive devices on October 29 at the FedE...

The air freight industry needs to quickly adopt the more sophisticated and holistic approaches to security already introduced in the maritime cargo sector, according to Neil Fisher, vice president of Global Security Solutions with IT group Unisys.

November 12, 2010 - 8:50am
The second Boeing 787 flight test aircraft lost primary power when a fire bro...

Boeing’s entire fleet of six 787 flight-test aircraft remains grounded as the company investigates the cause of an electrical fire that broke out in the second airplane, ZA002, during a November 9 test flight. The company has determined that a failure in a power control panel, known as the P100 panel, led to a fire involving an insulation blanket and a loss of the airplane’s primary electrical system as it approached Laredo, Texas.

November 12, 2010 - 8:43am
An advisory directive issued by the EASA on November 10 calls for repetitive ...

Rolls-Royce today confirmed that an oil fire led to the November 4 uncontained failure of a Trent 900 on a Qantas A380 on its way from Sydney to Singapore. In a statement issued this morning, the engine company said that the failure involved "a specific component" in the turbine area of the engine and led to the release of the intermediate pressure turbine disc.


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